NL Texas Holdem Poker- Who is Phil Ivey?

by Gaige on June 16th, 2023

Phil Ivey has been labeled as the number one poker player on the planet by quite a few of the top pros. Phil Ivey was born in Riverside, CA and moved to NJ before his first birthday. His grandfather taught Phil one cent-ante 5-Card Stud poker. From then on on, he was addicted to poker and wanted to learn anything he could about poker. He would tell his grandparents that he was going to be a professional poker player. He didn’t allow the adverse feedback from other people destroy his ambition of becoming one of the strongest poker competitors in the world.

He started playing seriously after getting a false ID with the name of Jerome. He honed his game at the poker rooms in Atlantic City. The beginning few years for him were a learning period and winning was not a common thing at the time. He became known at the 2000 World Series of Poker when he made 2 final tables and came away with his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet, in a two dollar, 500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. At the final table he destroyed quite a few of the better known pros which includes "Amarillo Slim" Preston, David "Devilfish" Ulliot, and Phil Hellmuth, Jr.

Phil made a decision to take his skills to the successive level and headed out west to Las Vegas. He continues to compete in in "The Big Game" at the Bellagio with the best players on the planet. Phil credits his achievements to dedication and an undying love for poker. He says that he is learning every day and is very humble about his achievements. He admits to making errors every single game of poker and constantly strives to get better.

Although Ivey has won some big tournaments, he likes winning money games on a normal basis.

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